1949 Bentley Mark VI / B357LEW Chassis Information

H.J. Mulliner Sport Saloon
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B357LEW
Engine Num: B428E
Sold for $66,000 at 2009 RM Sothebys.
The Bentley Mark VI was introduced in 1946 and was the first post War Bentley of Rolls-Royce design. The first owner of the Mark VI took delivery of the car in September 1946. Power was from a new F-head engine featuring overhead intake and side mounted exhaust valves. The six-cylinder unit featured an aluminum alloy cylinder head and offered about 150 horsepower.

The Mark VI was the fist Bentley with standard factory-designed bodywork built by the Pressed Steel Company of Oxford with ex-Gurney Nutting Chief Designer John Blatchley applying the detailing. Custom coachwork remained as an option.

In total, there were 4,949 Mark VIs produced through 1952.

This example is a left-hand drive and was first ordered through Jack Barclay, Ltd. and shipped to the United States via the SS Queen Mary about January 20, 1952. The original owner was Sir Duncan Orr-Lewis, a British nobleman, who used the Hotel Plaza New York City as the registered address at the time. The odometer currently reads 52,541 kilometers, is finished in blue with black fenders and red pin-striping.

In 2009, this car was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $30,000 - $50,000 and offered without reserve. The lot was sold for the sum of $66,000, including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2009

Chassis# B357LEW

2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
Estimated Value:$30,000-$50,000 
Sale Price$66,000

Analysis

Chassis number B357LEW Auction Sales History
2009$66,000

2017 3
2016 1
2015 3
2014 4
2013 6
2012 8
2011 2
2010 2
2009 2
2008 3

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$16,997$20,1603
2016$121,000$121,0001
2015$53,485$126,5003
2014$39,901$88,5054
2013$69,831$130,1756
2012$49,590$85,1998
2011$98,495$104,5002
2010$47,134$77,2232
2009$39,375$66,0002
2008$51,407$60,8733

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1949 sales)
1949 Bentley Mk. VI Sports Saloon
Chassis#: B345EW
Sold for $20,160
  2017 Historics at Brookland
 
1949 Bentley MK VI H.J. Mulliner Saloon
Chassis#: B22EY
Sold for $13,781
  2017 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum-Duxford
 
1949 Bentley Mark VI 4 Door
Chassis#: B490EY
Sold for $17,050
  2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az
 
1949 Bentley Mark VI Estate Car by Rippon
Chassis#: B91FU
Sold for $121,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1949 BENTLEY MARK VI SPORTS SALOON PROJECT
Chassis#: B-3-EW
Sold for $16,524
  2015 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1949 Bentley Mk VI Sedanca Coupe
Chassis#: B175CD
Sold for $126,500
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
  
1949 Bentley MK VI
Sold for $17,430
  2015 Anglia Auction
 
1949 Bentley MK VI Saloon
Chassis#: B396EY
Sold for $8,960
  2014 H & H Auctions - Pavilion Gardens
 
1949 Bentley MK VI Saloon
Chassis#: B115EW
Sold for $34,637
  2014 H & H Auctions - Pavilion Gardens
 
1949 Bentley Mark VI Saloon Sedan
Chassis#: B501DZ
Sold for $27,500
  2014 Russo & Steele - Newport Beach
 
1949 BENTLEY MKVI 4¼-LITRE COUNTRYMAN SHOOTING BRAKE
Chassis#: B441DZ
Sold for $88,505
  2014 COLLECTOR'S MOTOR CARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
 
1949 BENTLEY MKVI SALOON Coachwork by James Young
Chassis#: B403DZ
Sold for $42,281
  2013 COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
 
1949 BENTLEY MKVI 6¾-LITRE DROPHEAD COUPÉ
Chassis#: B122DA
Sold for $111,066
  2013 COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS, MOTORCYCLES AND RELATED AUTOMOBILIA
 
1949 Bentley MK VI Saloon
Chassis#: B438FV
Sold for $20,041
  2013 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum
 
1949 Bentley Mark VI/S1 4.9 litre Mallalieu 'Oxford' Sports Two-seater
Chassis#: B368DA
Sold for $86,630
  2013 Goodwood Revival
 
1949 Bentley MK VI HJ Mulliner Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: B409DZ
Sold for $130,175
  2013 H & H - Rockingham Castle
 
1949 Bentley MK VI Saloon
Chassis#: B424EY
Sold for $28,795
  2013 H & H - Pavilion Gardens
 
1949 Bentley MK VI Special
Chassis#: B421EW
Sold for $70,955
  2012 H & H - Newbury Racecourse
 
1949 Bentley Mk VI Park Ward Drophead Coupe - One of 23
Sold for $64,520
  2012 Coy - True Greats
 
1949 Bentley Mk V1 'Countryman' Radford Shooting Brake
Sold for $73,480
  2012 Coy - True Greats
 

No Sale

1949 Bentley Mark VI's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1949 Bentley MK 6B420EY2017 Barons : British Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars Sandown Park $18,000$23,000
1949 Bentley MkVI cabriolet Pinin FarinaB435CD2017 Artcurial : Retromobile $500,000$800,000
1949 Bentley Mark VI Saloon 2014 Auctions America Auburn Fall$20,000  
1949 Bentley Mk VI Park Ward Drophead CoupeB38EY2013 Coys Auctions Spring Classics $55,000$65,000
1949 Bentley MkVI 4¼-Litre Drophead CoupéB265DZ2009 RollsRoyce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia $70,000$80,000
1949 Bentley MkVI 4¼-Litre Drophead CoupéB375DZ2009 RollsRoyce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia $75,000$85,000
1949 Bentley MK VI Speciale 2008 Gooding & Company $500,000$700,000
1949 Bentley Mk VI Sport Saloon 2007 Bonhams, An Important Sale of Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $65,000$75,000
1949 Bentley MkVI 4 1/4-Litre SaloonB449CD2005 Bonhams RollsRoyce, Bentley & Selected PreWar Motor Cars & Automobilia   
1949 Bentley MkVI 41/4-Litre Drophead CoupeB265DZ2004 Bonhams Important Collectors Motor Cars $45,000$60,000
1949 BENTLEY MK VI COUNTRYMAN SHOOTING BRAKE 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $35,000$45,000

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